Stonehill receives NCAA Presidents’ Award for the 10th consecutive year

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Stonehill College Academic Success Assessment Report

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NE10 leads Division II conferences in ASR



Emma Zamierowski, ’16 won the IHSA national championship in crotch in 2014.

EASTON, Massachusetts (December 15, 2021) – Stonehill College was recognized again for academic achievement in relation to graduation rate by receiving the NCAA Division II Presidents’ Award for Academic Achievement for the tenth consecutive year with a 92 percent Academic Success Rating (ASR) than today from the NCAA released.

One of the 43 Division II institutions recognized by the NCAA in its tenth year, Stonehill honors sports programs with four-year academic success rates of 90 percent or more. ASR takes into account the academic success rate of the institution based on the graduation rate of the student athletes and also credits all student athletes who have moved from the institution with good academic status.

“I would like to congratulate our student athletes on receiving the NCAA Presidents’ Award for the tenth year in a row, which reflects their outstanding academic success rate of 92 percent here at Stonehill,” said Rev. John Denning, CSC, President of Stonehill College and member of the NCAA Division II Presidential Council. “This well-deserved award recognizes that discipline, focus, time management and teamwork are essential qualities that our student athletes embody every day in the classroom and on the field.”

Stonehill is one of ten institutions in Division II that has received the NCAA Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence for an ASR of 90 percent or better for all ten years of its existence. The Skyhawks’ 92 percent ASR for the 2011-2014 cohort period ranks fifth below Northeast 10 Conference Members and 20that nationally among 303 member institutions of the NCAA Division II. The NE10 leads Division II with eight member institutions that achieve an ASR of 90 percent or more, with Bentley University (99%), Saint Michael’s College (99%), Le Moyne College (96%), Saint Anselm College (94%). , Adelphi University (92%), Assumption University (91%) and Southern New Hampshire University (90%) join Stonehill’s list of Presidents’ Award recipients. The NE10 leads Division II for the fifth year in a row with a conference ASR of 89%.

“Each year, the Stonehill community is excited to celebrate the academic achievement rating achieved by our student-athletes,” said Dean O’Keefe, ’94, Head of Athletics at Stonehill. “Our student athletes continue to take the opportunity to excel in all areas of their college experience, and the ASR results and the NCAA Presidents’ Award are a tremendous honor for our student athletes in their continued pursuit of academic and athletic excellence. This statistic Reaffirms the collaborative work of our trainers, teachers and staff in promoting an environment in which our students can think, act and lead in preparation for future success. “



Corey Thomas, ’13, won the 2011 NCAA indoor high jump title.

Seven of Stonehill’s 15 NCAA sports programs (cross country and indoor and outdoor athletics are combined by the NCAA) received a perfect score of 100%. These programs include women’s basketball, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s tennis, men’s cross-country skiing / athletics, and volleyball. Twelve of Stonehill’s programs had ASRs that were above the national average, or at least equal to a federal rate of 100%.

Stonehill had notable achievements in its competitive areas during the four academic years (2011-2014) featured in the most recent ASR report, starting with his second and third of three NE10 Presidents’ Cups in 2010-11 and 2011-12 . The Skyhawks won 15 NE10 championships and received 28 NCAA tournament bids over those four years, with the men’s basketball program reaching the NCAA Division II national semifinals in 2012 after winning the program’s second regional championship. Stonehill student-athletes garnered 47 All America awards on their way to graduation, with Corey Thomas, ’13, winning the 2011 National Indoor Vault Championship. Stonehill Equestrian also had national qualifiers each of those years, highlighted by Emma Zamierowski, ’16 who won an individual national walk-scooter riding championship at the 2014 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Nationals, with the team claiming the IHSA Zone 1, Region 4 Championship in 2011-12.

This is the 16ththat Year the NCAA published the Division II ASR. The NCAA developed the Division II ASR at the request of college and university presidents who believed the state graduation rate was flawed. Department II ASR data is similar to Department I graduation success rate in that it takes into account transfer students. However, given Division II’s partial scholarship funding model, ASR goes a step further and includes student athletes who do not receive a sports scholarship.

Academic Success Rate is the percentage of student athletes who graduate within six years of initial college enrollment and includes virtually all Division II student athletes, including transfers and those who do not receive athletic scholarships. The Division II ASR also records about 50 percent more student athletes than the state graduation rate. Unlike the federal tariff, the ASR covers more than 31,000 non-scholarship student-athletes and those who switch to a school elsewhere after initial enrollment, while student-athletes who leave school while they are academically eligible. The national ASR is 76 percent for Division II students enrolled between 2011 and 2014. Division II students continue to earn an advanced degree than the general student body. Even using the less inclusive state graduation rates, student athletes outperform their peers in the general student population by 8% while choosing courses that largely mirror those chosen by the general student body. For Division II athletes entering college in 2014, the federal quota increased 1 percentage point to 60% and the general student body increased 1 point to 52%.

With 23 collegiate sports, Stonehill has one of the best athletic and academic programs in the country. Stonehill has won the NE10 Presidents’ Cup six times, all within the past 16 years.

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NCAA Division II ASR Ranking Top 25

Rk ASR Institution
1. 99 Bentley
99 Saint Michaels
3. 98 Hillsdale
98 Thomas Jefferson
98 Biola
6. 96 Le Moyne
96 Rollins
8. 95 Seattle Pacific
95 Rockhurst
10. 94 Eckerd
94 Maryville
94 Sankt Anselm
94 Dominicans (California)
14. 93 Michigan Tech
93 Georgia College
93 U.S. Sciences
93 Trevecca Nazarenes
93 Cedarville
93 points Loma Nazarenes
20. 92 cairn
92 Adelphi
92 Barry
92 Davis & Elkins
92 Mercyhurst
92 Truman State
92 Regis (color)
92 West Washington

Winner of the NCAA Division II Presidents’ Award for every decade

Stonehill College – 92%
Bentley University – 99%
St. Michaels College – 99%
Hillsdale College – 98%
Rollins College – 96%
Rockhurst University – 95%
Seattle Pacific University – 95%
Eckerd College – 94%
University of Science – 93%
University acceptance – 91%

Northeast 10 conference members in italics

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